Album Of The Year 2016Loud and Quiet: Albums of the Year

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The table shows the closest 5 matches from the end of year lists in our database. Results go from left to right in decreasing order of how similar a list is to this published list.

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Overall RankMusicOMHThe WireUncutDrowned In SoundNME
1Anna Meredith - Varmints2251741 - -
2Lionlimb - Shoo48 - - - - -
3Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition1713 - - 1516
4Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos243 - - 1429
5Anohni - Hopelessness1021 - 8443
6The Avalanches - Wildflower65 - - 22 - -
7Oliver Coates - Upstepping2838 - - - -
8Whitney - Light Upon The Lake38 - - - - 42
9Julia Jacklin - Don't Let The Kids Win250+ - - - - -
10Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere250+ - - - - 36
11Show Me The Body - Body War250+ - - - - 48
12BadBadNotGood - IV95 - - - - -
13Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini250+20 - 40 - -
14David Bowie - 111116
15Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial18 - - - - 45
16Gold Panda - Good Luck And Do Your Best71 - - - - -
17Mitski - Puberty 22027 - - - -
18Bon Iver - 22, A Million129 - 14 - 50
19Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam* - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine250+23 - - - -
20Clipping. - Splendor & Misery250+ - - - - -
21Savages - Adore Life3225 - - - 46
22Cullen Omori - New Misery250+ - - - - -
23Virginia Wing - Forward Constant Motion250+ - - - - -
24Bat For Lashes - The Bride62 - - - - -
25Cat's Eyes - Treasure House250+ - - - - -
26Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch29 - 63611 -
27Preoccupations - Preoccupations57 - - - 6 -
28Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree2253224
29Jackie Lynn - Jackie Lynn250+ - 47 - - -
30Solange - A Seat At The Table671218 - 41
31Joey Purp - iiiDrops250+ - - - - -
32Angel Olsen - My Woman88 - 20713
33Jessy Lanza - Oh No250+ - - - - -
34Mmoths - Luneworks250+ - - - - -
35Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - The Soft Bounce250+ - - - - -
36Beyoncé - Lemonade4 - - 101211
37Poliça - United Crushers250+ - - - - -
38Warpaint - Heads Up250+ - - - - -
39Goat - Requiem250+ - - - - 28
40Stephen Steinbrink - Anagrams250+ - - - - -

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Our scoring system for the overall ranking is designed to provide just the right combination of big rewards for appearing high up in any list, with a little something thrown in for the consistent performers. Points are awarded as follows:

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